Kentucky to the World, a non-profit organization enhancing Kentucky's image at home and beyond, presents programs that showcase outstanding men and women with strong Kentucky ties in order to become a catalyst for igniting change and inspiring all people - no matter their age, geography or circumstance.
All Past Episodes
58:04 | #109
Chuck Brymer went from Louisville's Main Street to Madison Avenue as one of the world's leading brand experts whose work influences decision-making around the world. Brymer is chairman of DDB Worldwide Communications Group, one of the top advertising and marketing agencies in the world. He speaks with business leader and community activist Maggie Payette Harlow about the impact of his work and how his Kentucky roots have been an advantage in his career. His clients include Volkswagen, McDonald's, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Audi, Miller, Coors, Pepsi, and many more.
57:02 | #108
You're not even 25 years old, and the pressure of the world is on your shoulders. How do you handle it? And what happens after you succeed? We explore these questions in a conversation with Louisville's own Olympic Gold Medalists in swimming Mary T. Meagher and Kelsi Worrell Dahlia. Known as "Madame Butterfly," Mary T. Meagher successfully competed in the 1984 Olympics. UofL graduate Kelsi Worrell Dahlia is a world record holder and won gold in swimming at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They discuss how Kentucky impacted their path to success and how to navigate life when it seems like your greatest accomplishment is behind you. WHAS 11's Whitney Harding moderates.
58:46 | #107
Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Phillip A. Sharp is an Institute Professor (highest rank) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), co-founder of Biogen, Inc., and founder of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He discusses his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology with Jenni Laidman, a freelance writer specializing in science and medicine. A native of Kentucky, Dr. Sharp talks about growing up on a farm in Pendleton County and how he learned the value of hard work and to keep moving forward. His early education took place entirely in the public schools of Pendleton County, where he first gained his appreciation of math and science.
58:19 | #106
This program focuses on Louisville's own Global Game Changers (GGC), a nonprofit that seeks to empower all children to discover their inner superpower through unique educational programs and partnerships. Sam Corbett, president of the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, moderates a discussion with GGC co-founders Jan Helson, a successful business owner and philanthropist, and her daughter Rachel Annette Helson, an actress, producer, CEO and philanthropist who lives in New York City, as well as Anne and Justin Walker, who returned from successful careers to Louisville to head the organization. Together they are expanding GGC using their equation: MY TALENT + MY HEART = MY SUPERPOWER to change the trajectory of Louisville youth to become change-makers in their community.
58:27 | #105
Style expert and Louisville native Elizabeth Mayhew has a conversation with WAVE3's Shannon Cogan and shares how being born and raised in Kentucky has helped propel her success in some unexpected ways. Mayhew is the brand editor for Reese Witherspoon's Southern-inspired brand Draper James, is a regular on NBC's Today Show, and a columnist for The Washington Post. She is the author of FLIP! for Decorating.
56:47 | #104
National political reporter and Louisville native Perry Bacon Jr. shares an insider's view honed from more than a dozen years in Washington and on the campaign trail covering our nation's most important political developments. He shares his insights on the rise of hyper-partisanship, the growing connection between celebrity and political success, and how technology is reshaping media and politics. Following his remarks, Bacon, a senior political writer for ESPN's FiveThirtyEight and U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth (KY 3rd District), a long-time friend who Bacon met when he was in high school, discuss the future of politics and the media.
41:39 | #103
Wendy Whelan, America's premier ballerina, sits down for an intimate conversation with historian and author Emily Bingham to discuss her future and embracing her creative power.
57:40 | #102
Louisville natives and brothers Daniel Roth, executive editor of LinkedIn, and Evan Roth, founding partner of BBR Partners, host the financial podcast Breaking the Mold. They interview franchise entrepreneur and former University of Louisville and NBA star Junior Bridgeman about how he navigated his transition from the world of sports to the list of the highest earning retired athletes in Forbes Magazine 2016.
56:19 | #101
The Booth sisters - Lady, Rebecca, and Cecil - talk about growing up in Kentucky; success in their chosen professions; and their famous dad - Wayne Perkey of 84 WHAS radio.